The Top 10 Stories of 2012

0 January 16, 2013  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

Happy New Year from In 2012, construction industry advocates of fair and open competition in public contracting defied a difficult political environment and economy to create more opportunities for qualified merit shop contractors and their skilled employees. President Obama’s Feb. 6, 2009, Executive Order 13502 encouraging federal agencies to mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) […]


House to Vote on Critical Amendment Promoting Project Labor Agreements Today. Oppose LaTourette Amendment Striking Section 415 of H.R. 2055.

3 June 13, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Military Construction (MilCon) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012 (H.R. 2055). Section 415 of H.R. 2055 ensures fair and open competition on federal construction contracts funded by this legislation. Specifically, it will prevent federal agencies from requiring contractors to sign […]


House Appropriations Committee Prohibits Project Labor Agreement Mandates on Military Appropriations Construction

0 May 24, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

Today the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations passed an important amendment for the Fiscal Year 2012 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Appropriations Act that will prohibit federal agencies from mandating anti-competitive and costly project labor agreements (PLAs) and discriminatory PLA preferences on projects funded by the bill. The amendment, offered by Rep. Jeff Flake […]